Gold Coast School Holiday Activities



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Gold Coast School Holiday Activities


Every year 10.5million visitors flock to the Gold Coast and many of these will arrive during the summer school holidays to experience our award winning beaches, heritage listed hinterland and enjoy the plethora of tours and attractions all the while enjoying our relaxed Gold Coast lifestyle.

If you’re planning on visiting the Gold Coast these summer school holidays here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your holiday.

Visit Surfers Paradise

Whether you’re staying there or not, a day and evening strolling through Surfers Paradise is a must. Be entertained by buskers and street performers, enjoy a coffee or lunch in one of the many alfresco cafes and visit the local attractions such as 7D CinemaRipleys Believe it or not or Infinity. Take a relaxed stroll along the 1km of recently renovated foreshore which is also the location of the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Night Markets each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night from 4pm – 9pm.


Get Adventurous 

With 211 Things To Do on the Gold Coast there is no chance of getting bored on your holiday.  Being the Theme Park capital of Australia you have 5 parks to choose from – including DreamworldMovie WorldSea WorldWet ‘n’ Wild and whitewater World. Aside from the Theme Parks the Gold Coast also offers other unique activities including jet boating on the Broadwater with Paradise Jet Boating, take an indoor skydiving flight with ifly Gold Coast.

Birdseye view from the Gold Coast
2 people on a jet ski

Dip your toes (or your whole body) in the ocean

You might be looking for the best Gold Coast school holiday activities, well sometimes the best things in life are free.
Voted one of Australia’s Top 10 beaches, the golden sand and warm waters of Surfers Paradise beach is popular with tourists.
See what all the fuss is about and take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Surfers Paradise beach is a lifeguard patrolled area so make sure you swim between the flags.

Scuba Diving Boat

Go West

Venture west from the beach and explore the green behind the gold with a visit to the Gold Coast’s National Parks including  LamingtonSpringbrook or Tamborine.
Southern Cross Tours offers a variety of day tours departing your coastal accommodation house.
Tours include morning/afternoon tea, bush walks, wine tasting, the famous bird feeding at O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat.
Check out the spectacular hinterland scenery by air with a morning Hot Air balloon flight. Scenic balloon flights over the hinterland including champagne breakfast and cellar door tasting at O’Reilly’s Grand Homestead and Vineyard. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.

Jetboat cruising past beach


The Gold Coast has a range of accommodation choices available from Backpacker hostels to family-friendly resorts such as Paradise Resort and Sea World Resort, leading hotel chains including Novotel Surfers Paradise and apartments with ocean views at The Breakers. There are hundreds of hotels from Broadbeach to Main Beach alone. There are options to suit all traveller styles and budgets making the Gold Coast an affordable travel destination for visitors from all walks of life from all across the globe. So book yourself a room these school holidays and come and see why the Gold Coast is “Famous For Fun!”


4 kids learning to surf

Sunset Cruise

Join us for a Gold Coast Sunset cruise aboard the amphibious Aquaduck. Sit back and relax with a glass of bubbles or beer as you hear the secrets, scandals and almost unbelievable stories of some of the glitter strips most famous celebrities, fraudsters and millionaires and the juicy tales of how they helped the Gold Coast we see today. Take in the stunning views across the city and waterways at magical golden hour while enjoying light refreshments and great company.

It’s a little bit cheeky, and a whole lot of fun!

This is an adults only tour.

Adults $59


Opening Times

Office Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm

9am - 4pm hourly

Phone bookings:
8am - 8pm

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Contact Us

+61 7 5526 3089

+61 404 417 777

+61 404 417 777



Pelican Beach
Waterways Dr
Main Beach
QLD 4217

Check-in Terms

Arrival at our terminal 30 minutes prior to your booking/ride time is required.
This allows time for the check-in procedure and pre-trip preparations to occur prior to the tour departing.

If you are running late for your booking please call 5526 3089 as soon as possible.